Airbnb allows you to stay like a local during a holiday. It is a great way to get the real vibe of a city rather than staying in a hotel that leaves you detached from the entire experience. A short-term (or long-term) rental gives you the chance to live life like you normally would. The only difference is that you are in a great new location spending your days in an apartment or house.
Most of the time, you will have access to items you wouldn’t in a hotel. From washing machines to kitchens to BBQs on a patio in the back garden, Airbnb provides an authentic time in a city such as Melbourne.
If you are planning a trip to Melbourne, then there is really no better way to vacation than with Airbnb. You will find a variety of awesome Aussie places to stay from fully furnished homes to apartments to studios. You will find just about anything you could want. Each offers you the opportunity to experience Melbourne’s unique vibe. Here are some of the coolest Airbnb accommodations in the vibrant Victoria state.
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Indoor Heaven and Forest
This Airbnb will make your fairy tale dreams come to life. This rental unit located at the heart of Melbourne CBD has a forest and heaven-themed layout that will make you think that you are in an enchanted fairyland. You can pretend you are in a magical forest with its cloud-painted walls and lights.
Moreover, this rental unit not only is a magical place but is also very functional since it is equipped with a kitchen, and a king-sized bed, and also cereals, oats, muesli, milk, tea, and coffee are available for self-serve breakfast.
In addition, the area is also within walking distance of notable tourist sites such as Flinders Station, Federation Square, and the Yarra River. Also, Degraves Street and Hardware Lane restaurants are six minutes away.
Art Deco Rooftop Garden
Want to take a trip back in time to when art deco was the style of the higher class? Then head to this beautiful Art Deco Rooftop Garden apartment located in South Yarra. If you do want to rent the apartment, be prepared to pay for it. It costs around $280 a night. The price is worth it, however. The Art Deco Rooftop Garden can accommodate up to three guests at a time.
The chic apartment offers ample space – more than you will get a most hotels or apartments. The designer furniture looks amazing against the backdrop of the art deco style. This is an ideal place to invite a few friends over or to spend the evening making dinner and sipping good Aussie wine. The views are gorgeous and look out over the South Yarra suburbs.
Canvas Barn B&B
Are you looking for something different? Do you want something wholly unique to show off on your Instagram? The Canvas Barn B&B may be right up your alley. Situated in Warburton, this Airbnb in Melbourne costs $221 a night. While it may seem high, it is well worth it for the great experience on offer.
The converted barn can house up to nine people, which makes it ideal for hen parties, stag dos, or any other type of small get-together with friends or family. The Canvas Barn has a natural feel to it. It is a self-sustainable B&B and provides plenty of leafy trees and bushes.
Become a real Melburnian with an outdoor BBQ or indulge in pizza making using the pizza oven. The Canvas Barn B&B allows you to have a great holiday in the comfort of nature. But don’t worry, there is Internet available to use so you won’t be too far off the grid.
Steam Train Carriage
Continuing on the topic of unique Melbourne Airbnb locations, the Steam Train Carriage is one of the quirkiest places to book a holiday. The Steam Train Carriage is literally an old steam train carriage. If you missed the chance to ride on a steam train and stay in a compartment during an overnight journey, then this is the place for you on holiday for a cool $378 a night fee.
The detached stationary train carriage – don’t worry, it won’t start up and move – has been fixed up and can accommodate up to six guests. There is definitely an old-school feel to the train carriage with its wood-burning heater. Don’t fret as Wi-Fi is available along with modern amenities and a mini-kitchen.
While staying on an old train is cool, there are plenty of great things to do inside to keep you from getting bored. You will find board games and books to keep you busy. Keep in mind that there is no TV nor is there a washing machine available on the property. The good news is Victoria’s network of trails is nearby.
Tea Tree Hill
If you want to spend your Melbourne holiday at or near the beach, then book the Tea Tree Hill Quintessential Beach Shack. Located in Venus Bay, the beach shack will cost you $300 a night. It is a two-bedroom, three-bath property that can accommodate up to four persons.
Built-in 1963, Tea Tree Hill is a classic Aussie beach shack. While it is called “a shack”, the accommodation is nothing like what you would expect. The name is quite deceiving. Inside it is packed with designer furniture and decor.
The house is elevated on Tea Tree Hill at its highest point allowing you to look down over the ocean. It is just a 450-metre walk to Beach 5. Is there anything better than spending your days at the beach and nights at a glorious beach shack sipping beers and BBQing? We think there isn’t.
Tea Tree Hill Beach Shack is ideal for anyone seeking an escape from the city. It is also great if you need to get away from the computer or work as it allows you to reconnect with nature.
South Yarra Penthouse Studio
While it isn’t a beach shack or an old train carriage, South Yarra Penthouse Studio offers up an exceptional stay in the heart of the area. At just $114 per night, it is also cheaper than some of the properties on this list. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom Airbnb is ideal for a couple on holiday or a solo traveller looking for comfort.
The studio offers up a healthy dose of sophistication as you live it up in luxury. South Yarra is a popular suburb that has become more popular with locals in recent years. You will find plenty of amenities around you to explore.
The best part about the South Yarra Penthouse Studio is the large balcony that provides views of the area. Not only can you take in the local area from on-high, but you can eat every meal of the day at the table on the patio. Local supermarkets make it easy to shop and cook meals at home.
Fully Self Contained Private Retreat
Get out of Melbourne and its suburbs by booking this property in Smiths Gully for a night. At $190 per day, the private retreat accommodates up to four guests with one bedroom (two beds) and one bathroom.
The property is set on 18 acres of land with horses and goats roaming about. Compared to staying in Melbourne and/or its suburbs, you will feel like you are a world away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. That is because you will be. Australia’s incredible wildlife is on display when staying at the private retreat. You are likely to spot kangaroos and other indigenous animals.
Spend your nights sitting on the house’s balcony watching the sunset or sipping wines late into the night with friends. The Yarra Valley Wine District is right at your fingertips, so you can get some great locally-produced vino. You will also find the Kinglake Ranges at your doorstep.
While the private retreat feels like a world away from Melbourne, it is actually less than an hour’s drive from the airport. If you want to use the quiet retreat as a place to catch up on work, it is perfect thanks to having Wi-Fi and a dedicated workspace. For hot Victoria summers, there is also air conditioning available.
Ultimate Melbourne CBD Laneway Living
This former Edwardian warehouse is strategically located in the heart of the bustling Melbourne CBD. It is only 10 minutes away from Queen Victoria Market and a 5-minute walk to Bourke Street Mall. The property is a large, open-plan rental with a Juliette balcony.
Moreover, the property also boasts a large marble bathroom with a full shower and a modern fully-equipped kitchen. The main bedroom also has a queen-sized bed where an extra fold-out bed can be requested for extra guests. Overall, the property has a modern yet minimalist vibe with its all-white interior and floor-to-ceiling windows.
You will find a variety of exciting Airbnb properties in Melbourne. Whether you want something unique like an old steam train carriage or more modern like a studio apartment, you have an extensive choice in one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations.